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Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has apologized a remark in Thursday's debate with Democrat Tammy Duckworth that has drawn national attention. 
 
Duckworth referred to her own military service and noted she can trace her family’s military service back to the Revolutionary War. 
 
Kirk said “I’d forgotten that your parents came all the way from Thailand to fight for George Washington". 
 
In a Twitter post, he apologizes for a mocking reference to Duckworth's immigrant background and her family's military service record. 
 
Kirk tweted quote- "Sincere apologies to an American hero, Tammy Duckworth, and gratitude for her family's service."

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